Live: Sarah Chang & the Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, 8/18/10

August 25th, 2010, 1:01 pm by Greg

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang

When Sarah Chang’s bow hit her violin strings on Shostakovich’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.77” even the crickets at SPAC stopped chirping.

Under the baton of maestro Peter Oundjian, last Wednesday evening’s Philadelphia Orchestra concert reached epic proportions – especially with soloist Chang in the spotlight for one serene piece.

The program opened with Mozart’s “Overture to ‘The Magic Flute,’ K.620,” which led magnificently into the Shostakovich piece. However, it was Chang who held the audience spellbound.

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Be Here Now: Win FREE Tix to Sarah Chang @ SPAC, 8/18/10

August 16th, 2010, 10:54 am by Sara

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang

It’s the final week of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual summer residency at SPAC in Saratoga Springs.

On Wednesday, violin virtuoso Sarah Chang performs Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor and Symphony No. 2 in D major by Brahms.

Thursday, vocalists Julia Murney and Erin Mackey join with the orchestra in a concert of diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and pop including selections from Wicked, Carmen, Titanic and more.

Friday is Masterpiece Night, with Musorgsky’s Prelude to Khovanshchina, Richmaninoff’s Piano Concert No. 3 with pianist Garrick Ohlsson and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

Wrapping it all all on Saturday is the Tchaikovksy Spectacular, featuring Polanise from Eugene Onegin, Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat minor, Romeo and Juliet and, to top off the night (and the season), The 1812 Overture complete with live cannons and fireworks.

NOTE: And here it is – our last ticket giveaway for the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC this year. We’re giving away a FREE pair of lawn tickets to see Sarah Chang perform on Wednesday, August 16. How can you win? Simple. Just leave a comment below. Any comment at all. Please leave your email address, too. (We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win.) The winner will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday morning. Good luck!
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